4734-6-01 Application for licensure.

(A) Notwithstanding endorsement applicants as outlined in rule 4734-6-02 of the Administrative Code, each applicant for licensure to practice chiropractic in the state of Ohio shall submit on board prescribed forms satisfactory evidence of his or her qualifications as prescribed by section 4734.20 of the Revised Code. Applications shall be signed by the applicant in his or her own handwriting and acknowledged before a notary public. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be returned to the applicant with the notation that the application is incomplete.

(B) It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to furnish the necessary credentials as the board deems necessary or as required by law. Submission of credentials does not guarantee acceptance for examination.

(C) A complete application including a non-refundable application fee in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars made payable to the treasurer, state of Ohio, and all required credentials must be filed with the board postmarked no later than thirty days before the intended scheduled examination date. Said application fee shall be paid separately from the criminal background fee outlined in paragraph (H) of this rule.

(D) Applicants shall submit to the board a detailed history of his or her chiropractic education to include locations, institutions and dates attended. Transcripts shall be sent directly to the board office from the school, college or university attended by the applicant.

(E) Applicants who graduate from a chiropractic educational institution on or after June 30, 2010 shall submit a transcript reflecting that he or she possesses a bachelor, masters, or doctorate degree from an institution accredited by a national accrediting agency recognized by the secretary of the United States department of education.

(F) Applicants shall be responsible for submission of a national board of chiropractic examiners transcript as outlined in section 4734.20 of the Revised Code. Said transcript shall be sent directly to the board office by the national board of chiropractic examiners.

(G) Applicants shall be responsible for the submission of verification of licensure and good standing from all states in which a chiropractic license was ever issued. Such verification shall be sent directly to the board office by the issuing licensing authority.

(H) Applicants shall submit to a fingerprint criminal background check from the records maintained by the federal bureau of investigation and the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with sections 4734.20 and 4734.202 of the Revised Code. Applicants shall be responsible for submitting properly executed fingerprints and the appropriate fees to the bureau of criminal investigation and identification. The criminal background check shall be completed no earlier than six months preceding application for licensure.

(I) Applicants shall submit with his or her application a passport type photograph taken within the preceding six months. The photo is to be signed by the applicant on the back of the photograph. All photographs shall be no smaller than two inches by two inches and no larger than three inches by five inches.

(J) Applicants have an ongoing obligation to update and supplement all information provided to the board in writing within thirty days of any change.

(K) Applications and accompanying documents will be valid for one year from the initial application date. After one year a new application, with attendant documents and appropriate fees, must be submitted.

(L) Applicants will be notified by the board as to his or her eligibility for the jurisprudence examination not later than thirty days after board review.

(M) Each applicant for licensure will be required to sign an affidavit under oath that they have fully reviewed and understand and will abide by Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code and agency 4734 of the Administrative Code.

(N) Should an applicant fail to appear for the jurisprudence examination, no part of the application fee shall be returned. The applicant shall be eligible to take the jurisprudence examination without additional charge if notice of intent is received by the board no later than forty-five days prior to the preferred scheduled examination date, providing it is within one year of the original date of application.

(O) In the event that an applicant fails to achieve a minimum score of seventy-five percent on the jurisprudence examination, the applicant shall be eligible to retake the examination without additional charge if notice of intent is received by the board no later than forty-five days prior to the preferred scheduled examination date, providing it is within one year of original date of application.

(P) The board may refuse or deny an applicant for licensure in this state if the applicant does not meet the licensure requirements as outlined in section 4734.20 of the Revised Code or has committed any act which indicates that the applicant does not possess the character and fitness to practice chiropractic, including any act that would be grounds for disciplinary action as outlined in section 4734.31 of the Revised Code. The burden of proof is on the applicant to prove by clear and convincing evidence to the board that he or she meets the conditions for licensure.

(Q) Any applicant that the board proposes to refuse or deny licensure shall be entitled to a hearing on the question of such proposed refusal or denial. Notice and hearing requirements incident to such proposed refusal or denial shall be in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and Chapter 4734-4 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 10/18/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/16/2010 and 10/18/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4734.10
Rule Amplifies: 4734.20 , 4734.22 , 4734.31
Prior Effective Dates: 2/5/93, 8/12/02, 4/5/09